Registered Nurse – Ophthalmology (0.8FTE) Nelson

Cataract Navigator, Clinics, and Intravitreal Injector

Permanent 0.8FTE position

  • Support patients undergoing a range of ophthalmic procedures
  • Support patients in clinics
  • Perform intravitreal injections
  • Fulfilling work, with time to enjoy the wonderful Nelson lifestyle

Join Health New Zealand l Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive, and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it. 

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position) 

You will be providing excellent service to our Ophthalmology patients by administering intravitreal injections, working in ophthalmology clinic and assessing and preparing patients for ophthalmic procedures.

This is a permanent position, working 64 hours a fortnight, rostered Monday to Sunday between the hours of 0800 – 1800, supporting our multi-disciplinary ophthalmology team made up of Registered Nurses, Specialist Clinical Nurses, a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Optometrist, Orthoptist, Ophthalmology technician, Registrars and Senior Medical Officers.  

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Recent ophthalmology experience
  • Credentialed to administer intravitreal injections – preferable but not necessary
  • A commitment to providing a quality service and being part of a high performing team
  • Versatility and flexibility
  • Current Registered Nurse registration and NZNC practising certificate.

This role would suit a nurse who thrives in a fast-paced environment, has great assessment and time management skills, is confident in their practice, can work autonomously and can relate well to a wide variety of stakeholders including patients, families and our multidisciplinary teams. Every day is different and our nurses enjoy the variety of work, the people they interact with, and the challenge of giving each patient the best customer experience, whilst ensuring that everything runs to schedule.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork. 

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position) 

We offer an environment where our team strives to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and their families and whānau. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Nelson is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit 

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 539 5746.  Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Charge Nurse Manager, Lokesha Narayanappa on

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. 

Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.  

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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Permanent Part time

Job no: N24-192

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled